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There are 7 ways to get from London to Kigali by plane, train or car

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Fly London Heathrow to Kigali  •  13h 40m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Kigali (KGL) LHR - KGL

$408 - $941

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Train to Southend, fly to Kigali  •  15h 2m

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Kigali (KGL) SEN - KGL

$312 - $682

5 alternative options

Fly London City to Kigali  •  13h 31m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Kigali (KGL) LCY - KGL

$443 - $1,407

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Kigali  •  14h 3m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Kigali (KGL) LGW - KGL

$423 - $779

Fly London Heathrow to Bujumbura, drive  •  17h 31m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bujumbura (BJM) LHR - BJM
  2. Drive from Bujumbura to Kigali

Fly London Stansted to Kigali  •  14h 52m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Kigali (KGL) STN - KGL

$721 - $1,634

Train to London Luton, fly to Kigali  •  15h

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Kigali (KGL) LTN - KGL

$448 - $830

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Kigali is to train and fly which costs £250 - £550 and takes 15h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Kigali is to fly which costs £350 - £1,200 and takes 13h 31m.

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The distance between London and Kigali is 6590 km.

It takes approximately 13h 40m to get from London to Kigali, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Kigali Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 40m and has one stopover.

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Kigali is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 6:20 AM in London and 7:20 AM in Kigali.

Egyptair, Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Kigali Airport.

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There are 214+ hotels available in Kigali. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £5 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to Kigali.
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  • Distance: 6590 km
  • Duration: 13h 40m

What companies run services between London, England and Kigali, Rwanda?

Egyptair, Brussels Airlines and 11 other airlines fly from London Paddington to Kigali hourly.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from London Heathrow to Kigali via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from London City to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from London Gatwick to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from London Heathrow to Bujumbura via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Bujumbura via Paris CDG, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Bujumbura via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from London Stansted to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Flights from London Stansted to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,300
Flights from London Luton to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from London Luton to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Southend to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Southend to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kigali via Cairo
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Flights from London Stansted to Kigali via Athens, Cairo
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,600
Flights from London Stansted to Kigali via Milan Malpensa, Cairo
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,600
Flights from London Stansted to Kigali via Copenhagen, Cairo
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,700
Flights from London Stansted to Kigali via Budapest, Cairo
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Flights from London Stansted to Kigali via Geneva, Cairo
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,600
Flights from London Luton to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol, Cairo
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $900
Flights from London Luton to Kigali via Copenhagen, Cairo
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Flights from London Luton to Kigali via Budapest, Cairo
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $900
Flights from Southend to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol, Cairo
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from London City to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from London Gatwick to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from London Stansted to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Flights from London Luton to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Southend to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kigali via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Kigali via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from London Luton to Kigali via Basel, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Southend to Kigali via Amsterdam Schiphol, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kigali via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Bujumbura via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kigali via Brussels
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Bujumbura via Brussels
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kigali via Brussels
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Kigali via Frankfurt, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kigali via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Flights from London Gatwick to Kigali via Doha
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Kigali via Brussels
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $750
Flights from London Luton to Kigali via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
$17 - $22
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $27

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